Category archives: Asia

 

 

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Fake Swimming Pool in Japan

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan. The fake swimming pool was made by Buenos Aires artist Leandro Erlich in 2004. The installation provides an amusing experience for the visitors. A deep pit with blue walls is overlaid with a transparent glass, which is covered with a thin layer of water. The effect is overwhelming: it [...]

 

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Frozen Lake Baikal in Siberia

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia. The deepest lake in the world, reaching 1,642 m (5,387 ft) depth, becomes a gorgeous spot when is frozen. The freshwater lake is also one of the oldest lakes in the world: at least 25 million years old! The lake also contains about 20% of the world’s unfrozen fresh water. These pictures are made [...]

 

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Striking Wisteria Tunnel in Japan

Kawachi Fuji Gardens, Kitakyushu, Japan. The amazing tunnel is formed naturally by 150 growing wisterias. The 20 planted species determine the different coloration of this gorgeous spot. The best time of the year to visit it is in late April to middle of May.    

 

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Ancient City on Lion Rock in Sri Lanka

Sigiriya (Lion Rock), Sri Lanka. The enormous – 200 meters high – rock served as a capital in the 5th century. The royal palace was built on the top of it and its sides were decorated with colorful frescoes under King Kasyapa’s command. Later it was used as a Buddhist monastery. Today Sigiriya is protected by [...]

 

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A Spiritual Journey to Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Nepal. The capital is a religious center, with a long history, which is reflected in the architecture and traditions. The city is surrounded by Himalaya mountains, that contribute to the overall atmosphere. The city is full of marvelous ancient temples and plays an important spiritual role. The archeologists have found evidence of ancient civilization, which [...]

 

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Cappadocia - the City of Fairy Chimneys

Cappadocia, Central Anatolia, Turkey. The location attracts many visitors from all around the world for a good reason. The beauty of Cappadocia is protected by UNESCO. It is considered to be a natural wonder, as well as a historic and cultural place. Cappadocia is famous for the hoodoos – the fairy chimneys that have formed from [...]

 

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Incredible Red Seabeach in China

Red Seabeach, Panjin, China. The red grass genus Sueda defines the unusual and impressive landscape. Shalow seas and tidelands attract thousands of migrating birds to the biggest wetland and reed marsh in the world. The area is a home for hundreds of species, that some of them are endangered. The tourists are allowed to visit Red [...]

 

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Pangong Tso Lake in Himalayas

Pangong Tso Lake. The gorgeous pond spreads from India to Tibet in Himalayas in 4,350 m (14,270 ft) height. The lake is 134 km (83 mi) long. Mountains define the landscape and attract tourists, as well as filmmakers, who admire the wonderful set.  

 

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The Vivid Vastness of The Empty Quarter

Rub’ al Khali, Arabian Peninsula. The largest sand desert in the world covers the third of the peninsula, thus the name – The Empty Quarter. Among a variety of minerals, the desert is rich in oil. The largest oil fields in the world are found here. The tourists and photographers are attracted by this vast, constantly [...]

 

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A Contemporary Sci-Fi Temple in Thailand

Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai, Thailand. A contemporary white Buddhist temple is very unusual. Designed by painter-architect Chalermchai Kositpipat, the sanctuary also looks like a piece of art. The construction began in 1996 and will be finished only in 2070. However, it is already open for visiting. White color symbolizes Buddha’s purity. Traditional Thai architecture elements [...]